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Hskv Útdr 2II/4 — konungs ‘of the king’

Stór skalk verk, þaus vôru
(Vánar dags) á Spáni,
(prútt lét sløngvir sóttan
Sintré) konungs inna.
Gerðisk heldr við harðan
hermǫnnum gram berjask
grátt, en gǫrva neittu
goðs rétti sér boðnum.

Skalk inna stór verk konungs, þaus vôru á Spáni; sløngvir Vánar dags lét prútt sóttan Sintré. Gerðisk heldr grátt hermǫnnum berjask við harðan gram, en neittu gǫrva rétti goðs, boðnum sér.

I must tell of the great deeds of the king, which took place in Spain; the slinger of Ván’s <river’s> daylight [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] proudly attacked Sintra. It turned out to be quite perilous for the warriors to fight against the stern lord, and they completely refused [to accept] the laws of God offered to them.

readings

[4] konungs: so E, J2ˣ, Mork, H, Hr, konung , 39, konungr F, 42ˣ

grammar

Masculine: gen. sing. -s; nom. pl. -ar/-jar

nom. pl. -ar nom. pl. -jar
sing. N
A
G
D
hestr
hest
hests
hesti
jǫkull
jǫkul
jǫkuls
jǫkli
jǫtunn
jǫtun
jǫtuns
jǫtni
ketill
ketil
ketils
katli
niðr
nið
niðs
nið
pl. N
A
G
D
hestar
hesta
hesta
hestum
jǫklar
jǫkla
jǫkla
jǫklum
jǫtnar
jǫtna
jǫtna
jǫtnum
katlar
katla
katla
kǫtlum
niðjar
niðja
niðja
niðjum
horse glacier giant kettle kinsman
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